I get started, I would just like to make this announcement:
I hate this damn figure, it sucks. Anyway, Gigan
was one of two new toys released for the ten inch
line of Trendmasters figures, the other was SpaceGodzilla,
back in 1995.
Gigan stands at ten inches tall and is made out
of a hard vinyl or plastic with his tail being rubber.
His arms, legs, and tail can all move, but the main
attribute for this figure, besides its size, is
his roaring. The batteries are hidden beneath the
middle sail while the on-off switch is on the right
shoulder. When activated, all one needs to do is
wave their hand in front of Gigan for it to roar.
The sound is pretty damn annoying and isn’t
the one Gigan had in the movies. I wish there was
some way I could get an audio recording of it, but
alas, I can’t. When he roars, Gigan's eye
and tongue (the hell?) light up.
I’m not sure where to begin in describing
this mold. It is crap. Plain and simple crap. Crap
in its most crappy form. We’ll just start
from the top: his head. If one thought Gigan couldn’t
look any dumber than he was in Godzilla
vs. Megalon (1973) and Zone
Fighter (1973), then prepare yourself for
the ten inch Gigan. It’s pretty obvious Trendmasters
tried to make the cyborg’s face look intimidating,
but where did they go wrong? I’d say when
they made his beak look more like a duck’s
than Gigan. The mandibles that adorn each side of
his face look less like mandibles and more like
some bizarre form of tusk. Even the spikes that
run on his head and neck look horrible. They’re
simply too small, and that’s not acceptable
considering both the three inch and six inch figures
lacked this issue.
Moving down… the arms. My god what happened
to Gigan’s arms? While all of Gigan’s
spikes and instruments look like bone in the Trendmasters
releases, the shape of the previous ones at least
weren’t insulting. The claws are fat and overly
The chest and stomach, as expected, are covered
in overlapping golden scales and his abdomen is
equipped with his infamous saw, despite it looking
more like bone than metal. There’s really
not much to complain about with the legs and feet,
they’re nicely done and shaped although lack
the "knee pad" look of the character.
The three sails on Gigan’s back aren’t
as nicely done as the ones on its six inch cousin,
something that feels rather insulting. They just
look dull, and that’s that. Now for the final
nail for the figure… Its tail.
The tail is too damn short. Period. End of story.
Unlike the other releases where the tail allowed
the figure to balance, it doesn’t do that
here. Not only does this midget of a tail look ugly
alone, it especially looks ugly on this supposedly
muscular and deadly Gigan. It’s like Gigan
took steroids and instead of his thingamajigs shrinking,
his tail did.
With such a short tail, Gigan has serious balancing
issues. It is a pain to get him to stand without
falling over. He often needs to be propped against
the back of the shelf or against another figure.
Thankfully, however, Gigan does scale well with
the other ten inch figures. If not for his sheer
crappyness, I may have played with him more as a
The paint job Gigan sports is very flawed also.
Once again, those done on the smaller versions are
much, much, much better. I do applaud the legs once
again, however, probably only because it’s
the only thing this figure got right. All the bone
parts are painted in a lame tan color that just
In the end, this Gigan figure blows. It blows very
hard. Arguably, this ten inch Gigan could be the
very worst figure of Gigan not just released in
America, but anywhere. It’s also, easily,
the worst figure Trendmasters put out with its line
of figures. Buy if you’re a completionist
or feel you should have every Gigan figure there
is, otherwise avoid like the plague.